Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editorial Board in the following form, and the Editors regret that they will not be able to consider for publication manuscripts which do not comply with these guidelines. Manuscripts should be typed in English on an IBM PC or compatible word-processor, on one side only, double-spaced with ample margins on either side, and must be accompanied by a diskette containing the article in Microsoft Word 6 format at least. The subdivision of the article into chapters, paragraphs, etc. should be distinct and consistent. The notes should be included at the bottom of each page. The number and length of notes should be kept to a minimum. Illustrations are integrated into the text, rather than appearing separately as plates, therefore photographs and drawings must be numbered consecutively as figures. A scale should be added on all drawings, and a scale should be included on photographs, especially of objects. Finally, a brief abstract, comprising 50 to 100 words, should be added at the beginning of the article.

The author will receive one proof of the edited text in a typed format. The author is requested to check all the references at this stage. Any alteration after this stage is possible only with the consent of the Editors and will be at the author’s expense. The author will receive 25 offprints free of charge. Further copies will be available at cost and must be ordered when returning the proofs.

The method of citation and listing of reference is the one generally used in the natural sciences. Works are cited in the text and enclosed in parentheses. The elements of citation are: surname of author, date of publication and pages (or Figs., Pls., etc.). The bibliographical details of the work cited are given in the list of references which appears at the end of the article.

Entries in the list of references are arranged alphabetically and chronologically. When more than one work of an author from the same year is cited, they should be arranged alphabetically according to titles and listed a., b., c., etc. Publications by more than one author should be listed after the entries of the first name mentioned. If the work was written by more than three authors, only the first should be mentioned, and after his name, et al.

Use abbreviations which appear on the last page of each issue of TEL AVIV. Additional abbreviations of journals, excavation reports, etc. should be entered alphabetically into the list of references. When citations are from the bible, indication should be given if the English version differs from the Masoretic text.

The period should be written in full at its first mention and thereafter abbreviated as follows:

Pre-Pottery Neolithic PeriodPPNA-B
Pottery Neolithic PeriodPNA-B
Early Bronze AgeEB I-IV
Intermediate Bronze Age IBA
Middle Bronze AgeMB I-III
Late Bronze AgeLB I-III
Iron AgeIron I-II (this abbreviation
only with subdivisions
into periods).

Titles written in an alphabet other than the Latin alphabet should be translated into English. Its original language should be mentioned in parentheses at the end of the entry.

The following are examples of references and citations in the text:


   Albright, W.F. 1949. The Archaeology of
. London
Article in a book
   Bruce, F.F. 1967. Tel el Amarna. In: Thomas,
        D.W. ed. Archaeology and Old Testament
London: 3-20.
Book in a series
   Cross, F.M. and Freedman, D.N. 1952.
        Early Hebrew Orthography. (American
        Oriental Series 36). New Haven.
New edition of a book
   Kenyon, K.M. 1969. Archaeology in the Holy
. (3rd ed.). London.
   Gardiner, A.H. and Peet, T.E. 1952. The
        Inscriptions of Sinai I
. (2nd ed. revised and
        augmented by I. Cerny). London.
Book edited by other than the author
   Jacobsen, T. 1970. Toward the Image of
        Tammuz and other Essays of
        Mesopotamian History and Culture.

        Moran, W.L. ed. Cambridge (Mass.).
Book’s title translated
   Dothan. T. 1967. The Philistines and their
        Material Culture.
Jerusalem. (Hebrew).
Article in a journal
   Dothan, M. 1973. The Foundation of Tel Mor
        and Ashdod. IEJ 23:1-17.
One of two works of the same author from one year
   Aharoni, Y. 1966a. Hebrew Ostraca from Tel
        Arad. IEJ 16:1-7.
   Blockman, N. 1997. The Lodian Culture
        (Jericho IX) Following the Excavations at
        New Yarak, Lod.
(Unpublished M.A. Thesis).
        Tel Aviv University. Tel Aviv.


Ref. to pages
   (Bruce 1967:10-15)
Ref. to the complete work
   (Bruce 1967)
Ref. to different pages, figures and plates
   (Bruce 1967:15, 17; Fig. 9:1; Pls. 3:2, 5; 4:5)
Ref. when author is mentioned in the same sentence of the text
Ref. to publication just mentioned in the same paragraph
Ref. to two works by the same author
   (Bruce 1967:10-15; 1969:1-22)
Ref. to works of the same author from the same year
   (Aharoni 1966a:5-7; 1966b:13-15)
Ref. to a work by two authors
   (Cross and Freedman 1952:23)
Ref. to verses from the Bible when the Masoretic Text differs from the English version
   (Lev. 6, MT; 6, 8 Eng.)

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